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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:28 pm

I got two knives. One's CRKT folder with an AL6V titanium handle and an ATS34 steel blade. It's my first knife, my dad gave it to me when I was 15. I keep it in perfect condition.

The other is a nice stainless steel blade, with a black paint job all over and has a dual-tone gold/black paintjob on the handle, with the gold airbrushed on. She looks nice, I picked it up over the break for myself. The blade's a bit longer than the CRKT, but it's stainless, not ATS34, and the CRKT has a partial serrated edge near the hinge. It also flips out real easy, almost butterfly-like...

My dad has a buttload of knives, his carry knife for this 3 months sure is a looker, it's blue with a neat wave-ish texture, and a little hidden feature...... It's an auto, but it looks just like a folder! You wouldn't know it unless you knew about it. His other carry knife is a modded knife he got for $200 from a small company he knows. It's black, an auto, and it's just sweet. The opening mech is triggered by SLIDING THE GRIP AGAINST THE REST OF THE GRIP. You would never know it was an auto if you didn't know to look for the little red logo.


Sorry, no pics. Can't be bothered.
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:03 pm

I have a lot of knives, these are just my three favorite.

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This started out as a a cheap army style knife, but I didnt like the handle so I carved my own out of a block of mahogany, I made the leather sheath to go with the handle.
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This is my switch blade or maybe its a stiletto I don't know which one is which, it probably my favorite knife, its really sharp.
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This is one of my throwing knives they're fun to throw around.
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Unread postAuthor: Radiation » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:15 pm

Some really nice stuff here. Starman, like I said I like the Kershaw, small classy and quick/easy to use.

PVC Arsenal, SOG stuff is great definitely a mean looking business only knife! How hard is it to close? I've seen some of those which are quick to open, but take a bit to fold it again.

Hubb016, Ken Onion is one of my favorite designers. His stuff certainly is en vogue right now. I've seen everything from Kershaws, to spyderco's to customs all with his name on it.

Suburban, damn... Just wow that fixed blade is just killer. Done right with a full tang to the handle. That's the sort of knife my brother in law loves to use.

Jor2daje, do you practice throwing often? I tried, but 2 problems. My aim sucks and I can't get the proper wrist action to induce the proper spin. That thrower looks very unique.


Here's some more of mine.

This is the Juju benchmade Special Edition designed by self defense expert Mike Snody. Straight blade with N690 steel, japanese ray skin and cord wrap with skull and bones accent, and self defense butt for pressure point and well... you get the idea. I don't carry this thing, it's huge and honestly the case for it is terrible.

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Next one is a Benchmade Bali L.E. with 3.8" spear tipped, anodized titanium handle. The most easy to manipulate bali-song I have ever used.

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Neither of these are exactly "every day carry" type knives. More to come :shock:

BTW I don't consider my self a knife connoisseur, I just have a deep appreciation for well designed devices, tools, or pretty much anything that is well made and thought out.
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:20 pm

I dont throw too often, but I found the easiest way to get a consistent throw is to throw it like you would swing a hammer, I started of close up, like a step away got consistent at that distance. For me one step is a half rotation of the knife so you just sorta guess how many steps away you are, if its odd then hold the handle, if it an even number of steps you hold the blade.

Dang the "bali-song" is freakin awesome
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:45 pm

Here's a few pics of what I managed to collect in 41 years. This is a true collection, I did not pay for any of them they are all gifts from family and friends. They all got some time on them, but that's what makes them special to me.

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Unread postAuthor: Radiation » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:54 pm

Wow. Fantastic collection.
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:02 pm

this is my favorite, i've got some others, but this is all bothered to find a picture of

Van Hoy Snap Lock 2

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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:08 pm

Thanks, my favorites are the Winchesters and the Anex matching watch and knife with the train on each. I would have opened the watch up but the winder/adjuster/push button opener got broke off like 15 years ago :( . I let my oldest neice play with it, she was 5 at the time, bad idea. It has the actual train pic as a dail face, really nice looking.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:52 pm

I have a Barlow just like the one in jrrdw's second picture that my Grandfather gave me, other than that I just keep cheap knives for work. I can't be bothered to pay more than $5 for a knife that gets lost/beat up/broken all the time.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:16 pm

From the early 60's to the late 70's Barlow was one of the most popular brands of pocket knifes on the market. When I was a kid thats the kind we all wanted.
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Unread postAuthor: Radiation » Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:50 pm

How are you liking the cricket? Kind of an odd duck, but people tell me it's great.

Edit: Kitchen Knives :D Shun Japanese hand folded dozens of times. you can see the grain in each knife. Japanese knife/sword making differentially tempers the cutting edge, middle and back of the blade to give more strength and resilience from multiple and powerful cuts (the blade is tempered very hard, the middle is somewhat softer which gives you the crystalline shift along the temper line). You can see the folding pattern and differential hardening. Sharp as hell too. Best cutlery set I have ever used (let alone owned! Too bad I'm a terrible cook. :lol: )

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Unread postAuthor: Daltonultra » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:26 am

My taste in knives is simple. I want good steel, no serrations, and a tough grip. Gerber is my brand of choice.
My current carry is a the Gerber EZ Out Skeleton:
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I've also had a couple Kershaw Ken Onion Leeks, but after breaking the tip off two of them, I decided to go back to Gerber.
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Unread postAuthor: jon_89 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:31 am

You broke the tip off your kershaw also?
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Unread postAuthor: Daltonultra » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:35 am

Two of em. They keep a great edge, but the tips are just too delicate.
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